* Indicates inclusion of synoptic assessment.
Students must complete all components (01, 02 and 03/04) to be awarded the OCR A Level in Media Studies.
Students who are retaking the qualification may carry forward their result for the non-exam assessment component.
Students who wish to retake the non-exam assessment component must undertake the brief set for the year of assessment.
Students study nine media forms and associated set products using a theoretical framework covering media language, media representations, media industries and media audiences. They also consider the social, cultural, economic, political and historical contexts of media products.
Students study news and online, social and participatory media in depth and learn about how media language is used to construct representations and meaning in a variety of set media products.
There are two sections:
Students consider how media industries are evolving and using technology to reach, target and address audiences through a variety of set media products. Students also consider the media language, representations and messages and values communicated by long-form television drama and how these dramas are produced and consumed globally.
Students create a cross-media product for an intended audience in response to a set brief. This gives them the opportunity to work independently and develop expertise built from their study in components 01 and 02.
Students must complete both components (01 and 02/03) to be awarded the OCR AS Level in Media Studies.
Students who wish to re-take the non-exam assessment component must undertake the brief set for the year of assessment.
Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the media theoretical framework and the different contexts surrounding contemporary media products and carry out an in-depth study of long form television drama. Two further in-depth studies allow them to consider the relationship between online and offline news products.
There are three sections:
Students create a media product for an intended audience in response to a set brief. This gives them the opportunity to work independently and demonstrate their understanding of the theoretical framework.